Your Blood Group and Diabetes – Know How Your Blood Group is Connected to Diabetes

Diabetes and Blood group

 There are 4 major blood groups which are determined by the presence or absence of 2 antigensA and B on the surface of the Red Blood Cells (RBC)

A recent study on 80,000 women have led to few facts regarding Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes is more likely found in blood group B than O and A. In simple words, compared to blood group ‘O’ group ‘A’ has 10% more risk of being diabetic and group ‘B’ has 21% more risk.

Blood Group ‘B’ has highest risk of being Type 2 diabetic. Compared to blood group ‘O-’ the risk is 35% more in ‘B+’,  AB+ has 26% more risk, A- 22%, A+ 17%

The reasons are presently unknown. But one thing is that, with timely medical intervention this situation can be avoided.

Blood Group and Diabetes

Blood Group and Diabetes

What is diabetes?

Diabetes often referred as ‘Diabetes Mellitus’ is the metabolism disorder due to which thehuman body loses the ability to convert its glucose into energy.

How are Insulin and Diabetes related?

The food we consume is transformed into glucose with help of enzymes and acids in our body thereby providing us energy for our everyday work. The glucose is stored in the stomach and small intestine then released into blood stream to provide us energy.

Our body needs ‘Insulin’ to convert the glucose into energy. Without Insulin the Glucose stays in the blood stream raising the sugar levels.

Types of Diabetes

Diabetes are of 3 types

Type 1 Diabetes – Human body is unable to make insulin or it’s limited.

Type 2 Diabetes – Human body can make insulin but cannot use it effectively.

Gestational Diabetes – Affects during pregnancy. Inability to produce Insulin as required by the body.

Risks involved:

Low energy levels

High blood sugar

Grave complications in future


Symptoms of Diabetes are varied. However in some cases there may be no symptoms at all. The common symptoms are:

  • Weight loss
  • Frequent urination
  • Excessive thirst and hunger
  • Lowe energy level
  • Lack of interest and concentration
  • A tingling sensation or numbness in limbs
  • Blurred vision
  • Frequent infections
  • Delaying in healing of wounds
  • Vomiting and stomach pain

NABH and NABL Accredited Desun Hospital at EM Bypass has a range of medical tests in its Diabetic Health Check Package by which one can be sure of the diabetic condition.

From Blood Haemogram,Blood Sugar (Fasting), Blood Sugar (PP), Liver Function Test,Lipid Profile ECG, TSH, Electrolytes, Urea, Creatininealong with these there are superspeciality test HbA1C (to know the sugar level of last 3 months), superspeciality test Cystatin-C, superspeciality test Insulin, superspeciality testC-peptide and doctor’s consultation.

Why ignore the symptoms and increase risk?Get yourself checked at Desun and be assured. For details log on tohttp://www.desunhospital.com/desun-advanced-diabetic-check.php